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The latest figures from HMRC, released this morning, show that £73m in Video Games Tax Relief was paid out relating to 280 claims in 2016/17. This represents a 60% increase in payments from 2015/16 (£45.5m) and a 115% increase in claims (up from 130). These figures bring the total relief paid out since the relief's introduction in April 2014 to £119m, relating to 420 claims.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer MP visits Space Ape’s studio to discuss the importance of staying open to talent and data flows
Last Friday, Ukie organised for Keir Starmer MP for Holborn & St Pancras and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to visit Space Ape’s studio to discover a thriving business in his constituency, and gain an understanding of the games industry’s priorities for our forthcoming departure from the EU.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 27 by Reflection.
Square-Enix debut at No1 with ‘Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’ – this is a PS4 re-master of the 2007 PS2 European release and is Square’s first No1 since ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ topped the All Formats Top 40 in week 34, 2016.
Ukie, the trade body for games and interactive entertainment in the UK, are pleased to announce a huge increase in applications to join the network, resulting in membership reaching 365 games companies including games giants Jagex and Riot Games.
We have seen an explosive 400% growth in membership since 2011, way above the 13% increase in games companies in the UK over the same period.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 26 by Reflection.
‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ holds on to No1 – a feat unmatched by any other PS4 exclusive title since ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ back in week 20 2016.
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ creeps up one place to No2 ahead of ‘Overwatch’ which climbs three places to No3; its highest chart position since W22 2017, giving Activision Blizzard two titles in the Top 3. ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ re-enters the Top 10 for the first time since W19 2017 at No8, making it three titles in the Top 10 for Activision Blizzard.
Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie, discusses the growth of the UK Industry Stand at gamescom, and how you can be involved this year
We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual International Trade programme ever since, helping the industry network with international companies, secure investment and promote the UK industry as a real player in the global games scene.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 25 by Reflection.